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AET

Aetna

$124.90

-4.59 (-3.54%)

14:17
02/17/17
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14:17

Aetna doubles quarterly dividend to 50c per share

Aetna's board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 50c per share on the company's common stock, doubling the dividend from the previous quarter. The dividend was declared on February 17, 2017 and is payable on April 28, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 13, 2017.

AET Aetna
$124.90

-4.59 (-3.54%)

02/07/17
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INITIATION

On The Fly: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Target (TGT) and Dollar General (DG) were initiated with an Outperform at Bernstein, while Lowe's (LOW) was initiated with an Underperform. The firm also initiated Costco (COST), Home Depot (HD), and Wal-Mart (WMT) with a Market Perform. 2. Aetna (AET) and UnitedHealth (UNH) were assumed with an Overweight at Cantor. 3. Philips (PHG) initiated with a Hold at Berenberg. 4. Costamare (CMRE) initiated with a Neutral at Citi. 5. BioMarin (BMRN) initiated with an Overweight at Morgan Stanley. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
02/09/17
LEER
02/09/17
NO CHANGE
Target $170
LEER
Outperform
WellCare price target raised to $170 from $160 at Leerink
Leerink analyst Ana Gupte raised her price target for WellCare (WCG) to $170 from $160 following the company's "strong" EPS beat in Q4. The analyst believes WellCare is largely insulated from the downside of the Affordable Care Act "Repeal and Replace" given it had no exposure to Public Exchanges, while its exposure to Medicaid expansion is limited. Gupte sees a takeout as likely, with Aetna (AET) as the most likely buyer followed by Cigna (CI) or Anthem (ANTM). She reiterates an Outperform rating on WellCare's shares.
02/15/17
PIPR
02/15/17
NO CHANGE
Target $231
PIPR
Overweight
Deal termination positive for Humana, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Sarah James believes Humana (HUM) is in a stronger position today than when Aetna (AET) announced its merger offer. The analyst views the deal termination as a positive since she feels Humana is more valuable than the merger price. James keeps an Overweight rating on the shares with a $231 price target.
02/15/17
FBCO
02/15/17
NO CHANGE
Target $220
FBCO
Outperform
Humana price target raised to $220 from $208 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Scott Fidel raised his price target for Humana (HUM) to $220 from $208 following the termination of the company's proposed merger with Aetna (AET). The analyst believes Humana offers investors some "new sweets" post "Valentine's Day Break-up," including 2017 EPS guidance above the Street view, an increase in its dividend, a new share buyback, and a full exit from its beleaguered public exchange business in 2018. The analyst reiterates an Outperform rating on Humana's shares.

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Applied Materials

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GSK

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COST

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ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$63.17

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Electronic Arts

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TMUS

T-Mobile

$63.07

0.53 (0.85%)

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MMM

3M

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SQ

Square

$39.23

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Viking Therapeutics

$3.97

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NICE

Nice

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EA

Electronic Arts

$107.92

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KMT

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